President-elect Donald Trump, in a pre-recorded interview that aired Sunday on Fox News, made clear he does not believe the recent CIA report that Russia interfered in the U.S. election. From Yahoo News:
"I think it's just another excuse. I don't believe it," Trump said in an interview with Fox News Sunday recorded on Friday.
"I think it's ridiculous," Trump said.
It was originally thought that Russia had hacked into Hillary Clinton's campaign emails to cause chaos and confusion, and destabilize confidence in the American electoral process.
However, The Washington Post reported Friday on a detailed CIA reports that theorized that Russia's interference was actually a ploy to help Trump get elected.
Trump dismissed that the effort was as clear cut, saying that hackers are essentially unknown individuals with unknowable motives.
He also indicated he will be bringing in his own people to lead the national intelligence agencies, and has balked at the idea of daily intelligence briefings.
"We're going to have different people coming in because we have our people, they have their people. And I have great respect for them. But if you read the stories, the various stories, they're disputing. And certain groups don't necessarily agree."
The Fox report can be seen here.